A five star hotel on Lake Como, Il Sereno does not just offer luxury accommodation, but can also be defined as a green hotel due its support of sustainability with the use of natural materials of local origin such as the Pietra di Fossena gneiss for the stone flooring and Ceppo di Gré ornamental stone for the facade and some parts of the interior, as well as the use of vertical gardens, and natural lighting and ventilation. Inspired by the Casa del Fascio by Giuseppe Terragni not far from the Duomo of Como, but in typical contemporary style of the project’s designer Patricia Urquiola.
“I was inspired by the colours of the lake and its brilliant water, the natural world of the spectacular mountains, and the nearby village of Torno”, adding, “The colour palette is that of the lake, and includes shades of green, blue, copper and grey. For Il Sereno we have used natural materials (stone, wood, and natural wool fibres) for a sustainable style and timeless elegance”. Patricia Urquiola informed us.
“The colour palette is that of the lake, and includes shades of green, blue, copper and grey. For Il Sereno we have used natural materials (stone, wood, and natural wool fibres) for a sustainable style and timeless elegance”.
Reinforcing the connection between the natural landscape and hotel, the 30 suites are surrounded by three vertical gardens designed by Patrick Blanc, a well-known builder of green walls. The largest of these is installed on the facade facing the northern lakefront, softening the appearance of the structure, while the other two installations are near the entrance on the south side. Views of the lake and its surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from every room. This is a truly enchanting hotel, completely at home in the setting for which it has been designed.